This weekend is exciting for rugby in Kansas City, and Heartland Youth Rugby will be part of it all!! On Saturday, March 28, HYR will be playing our scheduled league games during the tournament. We will be on south end of FIELD 10. (Map)
There will rugby all around us. There will be some of the top High School, College, and Women's clubs in the Midwest competing.
Come out and cheer on our HYR kids, and enjoy a great weekend of rugby in Kansas City!!
This will be our biggest season yet. We continue to grow each year, and this year we are excited to have Flag Rugby for Boys and Girls in 1st through 8th grades, along with Tackle Rugby for Boys in 5th through 8th grades.
The season starts March 22 and continues until May 17.
Schedules now Posted!!
WHEN: March 22nd thru May 17th. All Practices & Games occur mostly on Sunday afternoons.
WHERE: Blue Valley Recreation Complex – Field 26 – 137th & Antioch
WHO: Boys & Girls grades 1st - 8th. No Experience Necessary.
COST: $70 - Flag Rugby - For Boys & Girls - 1st thru 8th Grades $90 - BOYS ONLY Tackle - 5th thru 8th Grades
The goal of our Non-Contact Flag Rugby League is to introduce young players to the game of rugby, while incorporating its traditions of sportsmanship, and ultimately having fun. This co-ed league will consist school-grade divisions. Each division plays a variation on the game with its own specific rules and procedures.
Our Contact Rugby League for 5th through 8th Grade Boys, will introduce young players to the game of rugby, while incorporating the tackle aspect of the game. Since tackling in rugby is much different than any other contact sport, there will be a big emphasis on coaching the proper technique of making, and taking tackles. Our goal is that players learn the contact game of rugby, but most importantly are safe. All Contact players will be required to play with a Scrum Cap and Mouthpiece. In addition, all Contact rugby players will also play some Non-Contact games to help them get a full understanding of the game. This Division will play a variation of the contact game with its own specific rules and procedures.
Earlier this Fall, HYR joined the Sporting Club Network. By joining the Sporting Club Network, HYR members will automatically become members of Sporting Club.
Some of the highlights of this membership include:
Affiliation with a professional sports organization
Sporting Club patches and window clings for every player
Recognition at Sporting Park in the form of video displays, public address as well as an honorary plaque inside the stadium
Field access – Swope Training Facility & new fields complex
Stadium event space – discounted rates
We look forward to working with the Sporting Club Network, and utilizing this great opportunity to expand HYR across the entire Kansas City area, and ultimately, get more kids involved in rugby!
Our plan is to continue to develop more youth rugby players through various camps and clinics, while providing these players both, non-contact and contact, youth rugby leagues in and around the Kansas City area.